Auditory training develops the abilities of those who have hearing loss to recognize speech using the auditory signal and to interpret various auditory experiences. Adult recipients of auditory training are often those who use hearing aids or cochlear implants; sometimes, however, they are patients who have hearing loss but are not yet ready for a listening device. Children recipients often receive auditory training, typically starting as soon as hearing loss has been identified. This entry briefly outlines the history and development of auditory training, describes candidates for the training and the elements of that training, and discusses programs for auditory training and their effectiveness.

History and Development

Auditory training has been around a long time. As early as 1805, Jean Marc Gaspard Itard provided auditory training ...

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